We find in Ephesians 4:12-13 explains the purpose for the need of education within the New Testament church. To prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ (NIV).
Christian Education is a process. The text above gives the biblical foundation for a theological idea of “equipping” that is crucial to the vitality of the church and to each person. Once a person has received God’s gift of salvation, he or she is now responsible to be equipped for works of service so that all Christians can become mature and live up to their full potential that God desires for them. Basically, knowledge plus action, results in ministry. Every Christian is called to this task and process.
One thing we believe in as a "Purpose Driven" church is to join in small groups. The book of Acts is very clear about how God intends for His people to grow and have their needs met in the church. We will never be able to hire enough professional pastors to meet all the individual needs in our family. God never intended for it to be that way!
"They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Every day they continued to meet together... they broke bread in their homes and ate together... and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." Acts 2:42,44,46-47
We have small groups that meet every day of the week in different homes of our church members. If you are looking for a group to really discuss in depth what you think about the bible and what you heard in the church sermon, then try to find a small group that fits your needs and schedule by checking the list here.
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